Axel Michelsen#


Axel Michelsen
Email:a.michelsen 'at' biology.sdu.dk
Membership Number:372
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:amichelsen
Elected:1989
Homepage:http://www.amichelsen.biology.sdu.dk









Present and Previous Positions

  • Director, Centre for Sound Communication (1994-2003)
  • Director, Carlsberg Foundation (1986- )
  • Chair, Danish National Committee for ICSU (1986-2000)
  • Chair, Danish National Committee for Biophysics (1980-1990)
  • Chair, Fachbeirat of Max-Planck-Institute of Behavioural Physiology at Seewiesen, 1977- 1981
  • Chair, Fachbeirat of Max-Planck-Institute of Behavioural Physiology at Seewiesen, 1977- 1981
  • Member, Danish Natural Science Research Council 1973-78 and 1984-85; chair and member of the Danish Science Advisory Council 1975-1978
  • Professor of Biology, Odense University (1973-2005)
  • Amanuensis (Ass. Prof.), University of Copenhagen, Departments of Animal Physiology and Zoology, 1966-1972

Fields of Scholarship

  • biophysics of sound communication
  • frequency analysis in insect ears
  • physics of directional hearing in insects and birds
  • sound emission in insects
  • social communication by means of substrate-borne vibrations
  • social communication in honeybees, especially the dance language

Honours and Awards

  • Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (1980); First class (1990)
  • Member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (1979).
  • Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (1982)
  • Member, Academia Europaea (1989)
  • Corresponding member, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz (1990)
  • Corresponding member, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (1991)
  • Corresponding member, Die Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (2006)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize (1990)
  • Golden Needle of the Danish Beekeepers Association (1993)


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